Definition of an Event (a clarification)

It has come to the attention of the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd (Australia), that there is still a lot of debate around what an “event” actually is. Event is a word that is commonly used within the SCA and incorporates any Activity that is sanctioned under the society guidelines.  An event is any activity in which you demonstrate participation in pre-17th century European Middle Ages and Renaissance re-enactment within the auspices of the SCA.  Any educational activity, meeting, tournament, practice or feast is an event – garbed or not. Indemnities need to be signed, or membership cards sighted, and insurance levies for non-members paid. Kingdom levies, however, are only paid on garbed events such as Camping Events, Tournaments, Revels and Feasts.

Below is the definition as stated in Corpora.

Including Corpora, the By-Laws, Corporate Policies, and the Articles of Incorporation – Revised January 18, 2014

A. Society Events Defined
The term “Society event” refers to tournaments, feasts, and other activities whereby participants can display the results of their researches into the culture and technology of the period in an environment which evokes the atmosphere of the pre-17th century European Middle Ages and Renaissance. It also refers to educational activities involving either one-time classes or ongoing Society university organizations, and meetings where participants share skills or discuss the business of the group.

All Society events must be sponsored by official branches of the Society, registered with the Seneschal of the sponsoring branch, publicized at least to the members of that branch, and conducted according to Society rules.

B. Requirements for Participants at Society Events
Anyone may attend Society events provided he or she wears an attempt at pre-17th century clothing,conforms to the provisions in Corpora, and complies with any other requirements (including but not limited to site fees or waivers) which may be imposed. At business meetings and informal classes, the requirement to wear pre-17th century dress may be waived. All participants are expected to behave as ladies or gentlemen

If you have any queries regarding this definition please feel free to contact the Board via the Secretary or contact the Kingdom Seneschal.

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